Mr. Pedrech: I would like you to work on introductions today. Doesn’t that sound like fun?
Overly Enthusiastic Student: Oh boy! It sure does!
Student Who Asks Too Many Questions: Introductions for what? Why are learning about introductions? Can’t we do something else?
Mr. Pedrech: You should learn how to introduce your ideas effectively. Remember, you have an essay you will write soon…o soon…
Student Who Faints at the Mere Mention of Essays: An essay? (faints)
Mr. Pedrech:Today, you will learn how to write a General to Specific introduction. This kind of introduction is by far the most common for essays.
Pessimistic yet Intrigued Student: I am pessimistic about this working, and yet I am intrigued by the possibility of learning something new.
|General to Specific|
Choose one of the thesis statements below. I’ve given you some ideas that might help you write the introductions. Remember that you are not writing the essay itself; thus, you need to leave out the evidence that you would normally include in the body of an essay:
|Students should be allowed to study what interests them|
|The Canadian government should invest heavily in sports and athletics.|